North Turton

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This article is about North Turton in Lancashire, in the north west of England. For earlier history, see Turton Urban District.
North Turton
North Turton is located in Lancashire
North Turton
North Turton
 North Turton shown within Lancashire
Population 3,736 (2001 Census)
OS grid reference SD737158
Civil parish North Turton
Unitary authority Blackburn with Darwen
Ceremonial county Lancashire
Region North West
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town BOLTON
Postcode district BL7
Dialling code 01204
Police Lancashire
Fire Lancashire
Ambulance North West
EU Parliament North West England
UK Parliament Rossendale and Darwen
List of places
UK
England
Lancashire

Coordinates: 53°38′20″N 2°23′54″W / 53.6388°N 2.398253°W / 53.6388; -2.398253

North Turton is a civil parish of the unitary authority of Blackburn with Darwen in Lancashire, England. According to the United Kingdom Census 2001 the civil parish has a population of 3,736.[1]

Geography and administration[edit]

Landscape[edit]

North Turton is in the West Pennine Moors, between Blackburn in the north and Bolton to the south.

Civic history[edit]

North Turton was created in 1974 from the rural part of the former Turton Urban District. Within this civil parish there are three villages, Edgworth, Chapeltown, Belmont, and several hamlets, Entwistle, Quarlton, Round Barn, Turton Bottoms and Whittlestone Head.

Transport[edit]

Roads[edit]

There are three main roads that cross North Turton: the A666 (Blackburn Road), the A675 (Belmont Road), and the B6391 (Chapeltown Road).

Railways[edit]

There is an infrequent railway commuter service at Entwistle railway station which is served by Northern Rail, which operate services on the Ribble Valley Line. There was a second, Turton and Edgworth railway station but was closed in the 1960s by the Beeching Axe.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Neighbourhood Statistics - North Turton CP (Parish). URL accessed 26 May 2007.
  2. ^ Welcome to North Turton. URL accessed 26 May 2007.

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